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Firefighter Wades Through Flooded Home To Rescue Tiny Baby After Hurricane Hits

by Mauricio Castillo
Mauricio has been writing for 11 years and is deeply into movies, sports and anything funny.

The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office and the Jacksonville Fire Department were just one of many groups of first responders and rescuers who have been working overtime in the wake of Hurricane Irma and the destruction she wrought upon Florida. Rescuers — like the firefighter in the video below — had to brave floodwaters in order to do their duty.

But in the face of chaos and obstacles, it’s good to know that we can count on rescuers to step up to the plate.

Hurricane Irma caused immense flooding in Jacksonville; in fact, the city had to withstand flooding that broke the previous record held by Hurricane Dora in 1965!

As such, Hurricane Irma caused the St. Johns River in Jacksonville to overflow, flooding many parts of the city, including the neighborhood of the flooded home in the video below.

In the video, a member of the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Officer filmed the aftermath of Hurricane Irma. He showed an ambulance parked in the floodwaters, but then he captured something amazing.

A single firefighter wading through the floodwaters.

In his hands he carried a little baby.

The first responders had been rescuing the family within the flooded home, and that firefighter personally went back in for the baby.

Check out his heartwarming rescue in the video below, and please SHARE it on Facebook!

If you’re looking to help the victims of the recent hurricanes, consider donating to the Red Cross, or take a look at these eight ways you can lend a hand.

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